Manahari (Makwanpur), Nov 29: A regional-level chess competition commenced in Hetauda today.
86 players from Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are participating in the 'Hetauda Cup Asian Open Chess Tournament-2023' to conclude on December 3.
The first prize of the Championship is Rs 125 thousand followed by Rs 75 thousand for the second prize and Rs 40 thousand for the third position. Likewise, Rs 25 thousand and Rs 20 thousand will be given for the consolation prizes.
According to Nepal Chess Association, Makwanpur district chair Manoj Shrestha, cash prizes will be given to those players securing positions within the top ten.
As he said, 38 players will receive cash prizes in different categories. It is expected to cost Rs 6.2 million to organise the tournament.
It was inaugurated by Suryalal Bhandari, the member-secretary of the Sports Development Council, Bagamati Province. (RSS)